HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
REGISTER   |   LOGIN   |   HELP
Comments
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Greg M. Jung
User Rank
Platinum
Next Generation of CAD
Greg M. Jung   7/1/2012 11:42:41 AM
NO RATINGS
Excellent selection of subject matter on CAD challenges and incompatibilities that still persist today.  This article addresses the 'white elephant' in the room that CAD vendors are typically reluctant to talk about.  I'm glad that PTC is willing to openly discuss solutions for this potentially large productivity gain.

It is a fact that many companies work in a heterogeneous CAD environment and have to edit and work with 3D solid models that are not 100% compatible with each other.  Yes, 3D models can be imported between CAD systems using IGES, STP, etc. formats.   However, in the majority of these cases, the complete model associativity is lost and the imported design can't be completely edited or modified.  Then if a design change is needed, delays typically occur because this imported model can't be truly modified.

I look forward to reading more about PTC and other CAD suppliers approach to this issue.

 

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Compatibility issues
Rob Spiegel   6/29/2012 3:51:26 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, Siemens PLM seems to be concentrating on making the managment of design easier. A lot of their recent releases seem to be focused specifically on addressing ways to handle design technology efficiently and effectively.

Beth Stackpole
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Compatibility issues
Beth Stackpole   6/29/2012 6:51:12 AM
NO RATINGS
There is definitely progress and PTC's release of this study and its implications that it will continue to work on solving one of its customers' biggest pain points is a sign of that. Most CAD vendors today recognize that it is a heterogeneous world out there and with today's design initiatives involving suppliers, outsource partners, etc., there is no way everyone is going to be working with the same CAD tool, let alone same version of the same CAD tool. Siemens PLM Software has done a lot of work around open standards with JT Open and most CAD vendors consistently talk about their ability to work with other CAD formats whenever they do a new release. It's not perfect yet, but it's definitely moving there. A far cry from years past, no doubt.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Compatibility issues
Rob Spiegel   6/28/2012 1:08:58 PM
NO RATINGS
Is there any progress being made toward compatability in CAD, Beth? I remember when there were about 12 different word processing programs that weren't compatible. That changed with time as compatibility improved and one program became the standard (except in the law profession). Any chance of this happening with CAD?



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Rezence pushes large corporations to join their wireless power efforts -- mostly to get their business, but also push the tech into the mainstream.
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
A new web-based software tool aims to give engineers a fast, intuitive way to design circuit-protection systems for their electronic products.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationís recent backup camera mandate could open the door to more vehicle innovations, including better graphical displays, 360-degree camera views, and the increased use of Ethernet.
With support from National Instruments, a group of dedicated students from Connally High School in Austin, where more than 50% of the students are at risk of not graduating, have created a successful robotics team that is competing in the FIRST World Championships.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
3/27/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York / 7:00 p.m. London
2/27/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York / 7:00 p.m. London
12/18/2013 Available On Demand
11/20/2013 Available On Demand
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Apr 21 - 25, Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: April 29 - Day 1
Sponsored by maxon precision motors
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service